hedda62: Harold Finch on ecstasy, dancing (drugged finch)
Heh, I should know better than to post something I think is clever to Tumblr at 10 pm, even if I couldn't do otherwise because I am a stickler for meaningless accuracy. (For the record: audio post of the Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated," twenty-twenty-twenty-four hours to go, with picture of ecstasy-Finch dancing as in DW icon ("album cover" photo doesn't show up on my tumblr, just on the dashboard, or I'd link you). Cute but rather lost among the huge full-color spreads of POI caps and gifs and squee.)

But yes! Considerably less than 24 hours to go now! And I slept poorly and woke up at 4:30, so I'll have to take a nap when I get home this afternoon or I'll never make it till 11. Sucks being old. OMG I can't wait though.

Coupla recs: [personal profile] sahiya wrote me a really nice little River/Eleven snowed-in interlude, Mortal Worries, which I love and will read again the next time it snows for sure. (Which is feeling more likely every day; it's about 40 degrees out there, though no frost in the forecast, thank goodness.)

And [personal profile] sarcasticsra is working on a lovely POI series called Lost and Found, Harold/John, Harold/Grace, heading towards threesome I strongly suspect (because, I mean. What else can you do?). I recced the first story already and am so glad it's continuing.

I've been editing the early parts of Time and Fevers because a) I know at some point I'll need finalized teaser chapters, b) I'm waiting on teacup photos before I do things like think about covers or design a website, c) I felt like it. One of my favorite bits, under the cut:

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God, I love the two of them together. Also, Brant is another character I keep hearing Michael Emerson's voice for; he's disturbingly like Ben Linus in some ways, considering that I invented him in 2002.

*sits down to wait for actual ME voice* *except not really, ack, scurries*
hedda62: Harold Finch, half in shadow, text: Oh, Mr. Finch (finch)
This is the Decidedly Non-Definitive Person of Interest Recs Post. I am really, really bad at bookmarking things as I read them (because I am going to be able to find the thing again no problem right?) so I've kind of been delving back and sticking fics on a list, but there's no way I can find them all again. So, partial list, some of my favorites, not by any means all, and with one exception everything here was posted (or last updated) no earlier than March of this year.

It was [archiveofourown.org profile] yunitsa who first got me hooked, and her fics were the first I read, so the one 2012 fic that's on this list is East of the Sun, West of the Moon (everything she writes is beautiful, but this is my favorite). Finch/Reese, mostly pining (He puts the longing inside of a needle, inside of an egg, inside of a bird, inside of a hare, locked in an iron chest at the bottom of his heart), set post-Bad Code.

Also entirely beautiful and full of longing and pain and the edge of satisfaction, [archiveofourown.org profile] eris's minimum safe distance. In all other respects Finch seemed to treat his life like it was a Turing test in reverse. John could formulate a few theories about the calculus that had taken him from his hermitage at the library to knocking on John's door well after midnight, and he didn't like a single one of them.

For an abrupt change of tone: [archiveofourown.org profile] enemyofperfect's ERROR: TOO MANY FEELS is pure crack but just delightful: the Machine sends Valentine emails with the intent of matchmaking (Finch/Reese, obviously). It was when Harold called his creation "sweetheart" and complained about the effects of Tumblr on her natural language production that I fell. Also: epistolary fic <3.

Also mostly but not entirely on the light (and short) side, Chapter Six: Harold Helps Out by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus. Who can resist Harold reading "Bunnicula" out loud to Bear (and John)?

[archiveofourown.org profile] astolat has written lots of POI stories and they're all great, but my favorite two are Home Run (baseball, Reese tracking down Harold's origins, happy ending), and Employment Benefits (Finch/Shaw, Finch/Reese, Finch/Shaw/Reese, explicit), which I really think is two stories smooshed into one, but it doesn't matter since they are both enormously enjoyable.

Everything [archiveofourown.org profile] livenudebigfoot writes has perfect tone and spot-on voices, and if the pairings aren't those I'd have chosen off the bat, I end up believing in them anyway. I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I'm really enjoying Armor, which is Finch/Fusco (seriously, just go with it). Warning: WIP, long, being updated slowly. Also clothing porn.

I posted the prompt for Edge In Your Affection by [archiveofourown.org profile] killalla so I am bound to love the result, but I'd love it anyway: Root/Grace, creepy and sweet.

Speaking of Grace, she is one of the major characters in [archiveofourown.org profile] Orockthro's Kick the Generator, a multi-chapter post-s2 dystopian adventure full of satisfying difficulties and solutions. And Shaw. :) (And Harold being lost without computers, and Carter and Elias running New York, and mm.)

Two great recently-posted plot-and-character-heavy gen fics: Where Circles End by [archiveofourown.org profile] callmecathy (Nathan is alive! and he and Reese have to learn to get along) and Code Indigo by [archiveofourown.org profile] pendrecarc (Shaw-centric, AU for "Relevance," lovely twist on canon). And a little less plot-heavy but oh-so-sweetly-painful, Let the Bough Break by [archiveofourown.org profile] sarcasticsra, author chose not to use archive warnings for reasons.

And that's my list, and I will now immediately think of five others that must be added, but probably you won't get them tonight.


Aug. 19th, 2013 04:39 pm
hedda62: Harold Finch, half in shadow, text: Oh, Mr. Finch (finch)
I meant to say that I did some of my editing on "This Rough Magic" to this compilation of the Machine's musical themes. And I downloaded that together with Finch's themes and Reese's themes and did my walk to it yesterday. If I can trust MapMyWalk's accuracy, which I know better than to do, I did the first mile in exactly Finch + Reese, which was amusing, and pretty fast (Reese's theme is great for powering up hills).

The same person has a comparison of the themes for Ben Linus and Harold Finch, which is interesting.

And someone else pulled together a bunch of Lost theme music via actual clips (spoilers, natch). Yes, of course there's a Ben one. :) I am also quite fond of There's No Place Like Home. (God, the music on that show. Serious heartstring-tugging.)

While I have you on YouTube, do watch the two new great POI vids: When I Ruled the World by astolat, and Some Nights by pureflummery. Oh, the feelings.

*dusts hands*
hedda62: my cat asleep (Default)
About to head out to the park to walk (2.4 mile loop; yesterday I did it listening to my new Health Care playlist, which is my usual mix of jazz and blues (Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Robert Jr. Lockwood, k.d. lang, Nina Simone, Fats Waller), personal nostalgia (Beatles, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Ramones), and recent alt/indie stuff my son recommended (Florence + The Machine, My Terrible Friend, Lauren O'Connell, Julia Nunes, Black Keys), plus whatever else fits the theme. Other people can do fanmixes and stuff like that; I can only do Library of Congress subject headings, but it works for me. And "Comfortably Numb" plus "I Wanna Be Sedated" at about the two-mile mark is just right. My knee is improving, slowly).

Also will pick lettuce, probably the last time since it is July now. Having the vegetable garden several miles away is a new challenge, but it is getting me to walk more (once I drive there).

My other garden (the MG demonstration one) was shown off to the public in a big way this weekend, a fun event at which I managed to not get sunburned for once, though really I prefer standing out in the middle of it all answering people's random questions to sitting at a table full of bugs in plastic containers and talking mostly about pest control. The kids' reactions to the hornworm caterpillar made it worth it, though.

New Person of Interest writer! I lured [personal profile] pendrecarc into the fandom and she has written two lovely stories (one to my prompt) which you can check out at AO3. They are both perfect.

And I was podficced, which is a first! (I've been translated into Russian and Chinese before, but not into voice.) I have to admit my reaction is similar to what Michael Emerson said it was like watching himself kiss his wife on TV while they were pretending to be other people (squirmy) but it is also rather cool. (Probably would be less squirmy with another story; I am still a little "oh shit did I write that?" about "The Rest is Silence.")

Also, this video about the musical themes used on PoI is nice - I tend to only notice that sort of thing subconsciously, but hearing it this way I recognize them all. Especially Grace and Harold's. *sob*

And the compilation of "Mr. Reese, are you all right?" moments is also fun.

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